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VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Emerging nations plan their own World Bank, IMF

Fed up with U.S. dominance of the global financial system, five emerging market powers this week will launch their own versions of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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US companies look overseas for tax bill relief

A growing number of U.S. companies are looking to trim their tax bills by combining operations with foreign businesses in a trend that may eventually cost the federal government billions of dollars... Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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The return of the vacation

More than five years after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, a lot of us have decided it’s safe to take a vacation again. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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VP Biden, Sen. Paul planned for Ohio convention

Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and a top executive of the world's largest retailer are among speakers for the upcoming National Urban League Conference, the civil rights... Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Deciphering the alphabet soup of advisers

Susan and Barry Berg, of Maplewood, N.J., handled their own finances for years. But when their special-needs son, Julian, turned 18 in 2013, they had a docket of financial decisions to make for the... Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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Samsung considers its counterattack as rivals erode cellphone profit

What goes up must come down. That principle seems to be coming true for Samsung Electronics, the world’s top cellphone maker, whose profit is falling in part because of pressure from its... Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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ECB under pressure to get growth-sapping euro down

The European Central Bank is coming under increasing pressure to do more to stem the strength of the euro currency, which is hurting exporters and keeping a lid on the region's recovery from... Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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FCC approves plan to subsidize WiFi upgrades in schools, libraries

WASHINGTON — Regulators approved a big package of federal aid for schools and libraries so they can upgrade their WiFi networks, part of a larger effort to modernize the way educators... Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

The prospect of adding new jobs has led officials in many shrinking Illinois communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to cozy up to would-be growers. Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US

A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores,... Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Workers struggle in Hamptons, playground for rich

This is a town where people are so rich that a $2 million home can be a handyman's special. A town where the thrift shop is stocked with donations of designer dresses and handbags. Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Owners of Trump Plaza casino expect it will close

Atlantic City's crumbling casino market disintegrated even further Saturday as the owners of the Trump Plaza casino said they expect to shut down in mid-September. Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Read more »

Published July 12, 2014

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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US records $71 billion budget surplus in June

The U.S. government ran a monthly budget surplus in June, putting it on course to record the lowest annual deficit since 2008. Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

As the rain-swollen Mississippi River carried on its plodding retreat Friday, western Illinois farmer Joe Zumwalt wasn't complaining about the flooding that wound up swamping a hundred or two of... Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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Wells Fargo profit edges up 3 percent in quarter

Wells Fargo said its second-quarter profit edged up 3 percent, helped by higher deposit balances and a drop in the amount of loans that went bad. Revenue slipped. Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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House votes to make business tax break permanent

The House voted Friday to make permanent a temporary tax break that makes it easier for businesses invest in new equipment, one of many expired tax breaks that Congress must deal with by the end of... Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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Stocks edge lower, on track for weekly loss

Stocks edged mostly lower in early trading Friday as investors assessed corporate news. Stocks are headed for their biggest weekly loss since April after ending the previous week at record levels. Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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Garth Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site

Garth, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only... Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell. Read more »

Published July 11, 2014

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